November 26, 2013

Librarians to party at Brooklyn’s Biblioball


The flyer for this year’s Biblioball was designed by Gilbert Ford.

For the sixth year running, the Desk SetBrooklyn’s social group for local librarians — will be holding the Biblioball. A party with live music, burlesque acts, and more book nerds than you can shake a stick at, Biblioball is a charity event aimed at raising money for literary non-profits in New York.

GalleyCat’s Dianna Dilworth writes that the proceeds from the event will be given to Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, an organization that teaches incarcerated youths how to read, and to the BOOKlyn Shuttle, a book bus that brings books to low- and middle-income families in the borough.

This year’s Biblioball (called Overdue Romance) will, per their website, feature live music from Black Lagoon, as well as sets from four DJs, and a burlesque performance by Nasty Canasta, whom you surely know as the reigning Cheese Queen of Coney Island. There will also be a Fancy Pants Raffle with treats from local shops and restaurants, and a romance novel themed living painting, which guests will be able to join in on.

Biblioball is happening on Saturday, December 7 at 8:00pm, at the Bell House in scenic Gowanus. The Desk Set is accepting volunteers to help out with the event, who will get their tickets for half-price. You can sign up for a volunteer slot here, or buy tickets to the party here.


Nick Davies is a publicist at Melville House.